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Diploma in Higher Education in Hearing Aid Audiology

Duration: 2 years

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A hearing aid audiologist is a health service professional who will work with hearing impairment, its identification, the prescription and fitting of hearing aids and the rehabilitation and aftercare associated with hearing aid use.

This course will equip you with all the skills that you require to practise as an associate audiologist in the NHS and a hearing aid dispenser in the private sector.

You will study a range of modules each year related to hearing and audiology. Some of these modules will be delivered on campus to provide you with practical experience in various aspects of audiological assessment and management. To support your learning in the workplace you will have access to a virtual learning environment where you will complete the rest of your modules.

In Year One, you will be expected to attend the campus six times for a week of classroom-based lectures and lab sessions. In Year Two there will only be two of these weeks. Once you return to your workplace your appointed supervisor will then support you in caring for patients/clients with hearing impairment.

Year One will focus on the basic sciences as well as the clinical procedures involved in hearing and audiology and the skills needed to manage patients/clients. You will then have an opportunity to practice these skills in your workplace.

Year Two will focus on expanding the skills developed in the first year. You will also be introduced to topics such as hearing aids and counselling skills, which will support the development of related clinical competencies as you work with patients/clients in the workplace.

Structure:
This is a two year course. You will complete a range of modules, as outlined, each year.


  • This course allows you to work while studying.

  • When you complete the course you will be able to work in the NHS as well as in the private sector.


  • Professional Registration: Completion of this course allows eligibility to apply for registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Hearing Aid Dispenser.


    Year One: Otoscopy and Video Otoscopy/ Hearing Assessment/ Basic Sciences/ Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Audio-vestibular System/ Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness/ Counselling Skills/ History taking & Communication in Clinical Practice/ Fundamentals of Rehabilitation

    Year Two: Paediatric Audiology/ Deaf Culture/Developing and Implementing Care Plans/ Professional Issues/ Special Issues in Audiology/ Counselling Skills/ Hearing Aid Technology/ Assistive Listening Devices/ Tinnitus and Hyperacusis/ Working in Multidisciplinary Settings/ Principles in Rehabilitation


    Other: A typical entry would be a student sponsored by an employer (Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD) or Audiology Department in the National Health Service (NHS)) and normally having achieved at least five Standard Grades at grade C or above (preferred subjects English, Science or Mathematics, Biology). For students who haven't achieved these qualifications, but are able to demonstrate relevant work experience, applications will still be considered. All students on this course must have a suitably qualified sponsor/employer with whom they can gain the required practical experience for this course.

    Apply online using the 'Apply Now' button on this page.
    A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.

    International: IELTS at 7 with no component below 6.5

  • This course allows you to work while studying.

  • When you complete the course you will be able to work in the NHS as well as in the private sector.


  • for further information, contact:
    Christine dePlacido
    +44 (0)131 474 0000
    AudiologyAdmissions@qmu.ac.uk
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